Dunton, Timberline, 9.05
William Herbert Dunton (1878–1936). Timberline, 1932. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Gift in Memory of Hal Tate from Naoma Tate and the Family of Hal Tate. 9.05
Provenance: By descent to Ivan Dunton, Grants Pass, Oregon; Peters Corp., Santa Fe, New Mexico; Private Collection; Museum of Western Art, Denver, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. William D. Weiss.
Timberline, one of W.H. “Buck” Dunton’s last works, reveals the influence of a modernist style on the artist. While retaining a realistic image, Dunton simplified the grizzly bear and the landscape. He focused on line, shape, and color to bring the painting together. Notice the repetition of curving lines and organic shapes throughout the painting.